PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES
Shane Purdy New Principal for Pickens High School
The Pickens County School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Shane Purdy as Principal of Pickens High School. Mr. Purdy served as Principal of Jasper Middle School since 2014. Mr. Purdy is a native of Rome, GA. He earned a Bachelor's in English Education from Piedmont College and ... more
Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to remind all of our county residents that the ETC 2016 Telephone Directories are being delivered to you this month. Your old telephone book may be recycled at both recycle centers, Camp Road and Cove Road, along with your junk mail. The phone books go in the... more
Sweeney is a gorgeous three month old male kitten. He and his brother, Sparrow, are looking for furever homes! They are very playful and sweet and love attention. They get along well with other cats and seem to like dogs. Come visit Sweeney and all the other cats and kittens at the Pickens Animal Re... more
To better prepare civilians for active shooter events, the Chattahoochee Technical College Police Department will be offering two free active shooter response training sessions on Saturday, June 4, at the college’s Appalachian Campus, located at 100 Campus Drive in Jasper. Session one is from 10 ... more
Items for Discussion: 1) Vineyard Way Dedication Discussion 2) Statewide Mutual Aid & Assistance Agreement 3) Refund Policy – Water Department 4) Capital Lease for 9-1-1 upgrade and two ambulances 5) Smoking Policy at Roper Park 6) Walk over policy for students at PCMS 7) Fee Schedule Revisio...
Billed as "The Rock Star of Personal Development", Scot Ferrell lived up to his reputation of no non-sense straight to the point advice for getting relationships on track. He proclaimed, "I can inspire you but you are the only one who can motivate yourself to get passion and perfect direction on yo... more
The Evelyn Hice-Griffin Community Service Award was presented to Heather Lane Garner, Paws on Main Veterinary Clinic. The John Henry Davis, Sr. Veterans Award was presented to Mr. Kenneth Eugene Dawson...
Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
In this issue: Speech and Language Development Tips for Children Ages 4 to 6; Jail N Bail Event Recap; Activities...
Daniel Lopez Selected for Development Program
United Community Bank has selected fifteen of its emerging leaders for its Leadership Academy, a professional development program. Daniel Lopez has been selected for the 2016-2017 class, which is the first year for the program. Lopez is City President of the United branch in Jasper, Ga. "We are ... more
Memorial Day Service 'Honoring Our Fallen & Their Families' on May 30, 2016 at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Jasper, Georgia. S/SGT Jason T. Greene, Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment was guest speaker. National Anthem and American Beautiful sung by Amberley Clark....
Dawne Slater, CF-L1 is ready to coach you at her new ‘Box’ called FireBreather Crossfit that opened on May 1, 2016 in Jasper, Ga. Following Coach Glassman's CrossFit® model, the goal is to get you in the best shape of your life through a general physical preparedness, regardless of skill level. ...
The North Georgia Health District of the Georgia Department of Public Health is joining the statewide public health campaign in urging residents to clean up around their homes, their yards and their communities and discard unnecessary items that can hold water. Tip ‘n Toss after every rainfall to re... more
Donnie will be dispensing free love to the first qualified PCAS customer. Donnie is a handsome, 2 year old, neutered male with a life time of love to give. But wait! There's more. With your free Donnie you will also receive an absolutely, 100% free, lifetime supply of: - Never-ending d... more
Pickens County School District Expects Gains with 2016 Test Data
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement released a report card for public schools based in part on the 2015 Georgia Milestones Test. The Georgia Milestones Test contained a new set of requirements for each grade/subject area and replaced th... more
Some report data is from the first year of the Milestones test in 2015
Gov. Nathan Deal along with the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) released its new School Reports website, which provides school performance reports for all public elementary, middle and high schools in Georgia. These r... more